COMMUNITY FOREST KEY TO INDUSTRY . . . GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES NEW AQUACULTURE REGULATIONS . . . WEBINARS PLANNED FOR EARLY NOVEMBER . . . TACKLING FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE: LEVELLING THE ENERGY PLAYING FIELD . . . PRICING MEAT PRODUCTS . . .
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COMMUNITY FOREST KEY TO INDUSTRY
Source: The Chronicle Herald
The future of the province’s forestry industry could depend on the success of its first community forest project. That’s the message from Will Martin, board chairman of the Medway Community Forest Co-op. The pilot project sees a community group managing a portion of forest near Caledonia with the aim of creating local economic benefits while adhering to practices that support multiple opportunities and environmental stewardship. (read more)
GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES NEW AQUACULTURE REGULATIONS
Source: N.S. Dept of Fisheries and Aquaculture
A more responsible and transparent approach to aquaculture development, and greater clarity for industry, is the centerpiece of new aquaculture regulations released by government Oct. 26. Minister Colwell was joined by a member of the One Nova Scotia Coalition, which has identified responsible resource development as an important part of the province's economic future. The regulations represent fundamental changes to how companies can acquire a license and lease if they want to operate either finfish or shellfish farms in Nova Scotia. (read more)
WEBINARS PLANNED FOR EARLY NOVEMBER
Source: Island Farmer
A pair of agricultural webinars is planned for early November. As part of the Agriculture More Than Ever series, Farm Credit Canada will be sponsoring a session November 4 entitled “Can We Talk? How to discuss genetically engineered crop technology with the public.” The session is free and begins at1 pm Atlantic time. (read more)
TACKLING FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE: LEVELLING THE ENERGY PLAYING FIELD
Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development
Subsidies for the consumption of fossil fuels were estimated at US$550 billion in 2013, according to the International Energy Agency. This report by IISD and the Nordic Council of Ministers modeled the impact of removing fossil fuel subsidies in 20 countries between 2015 and 2020. (read more)
PRICING MEAT PRODUCTS
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF)
“Direct marketing your meat products is a big change in focus for many producers,” says Kathy Bosse, new venture specialist, AF, Red Deer. “With a commodity-based approach, selling your finished animal is the last step. When you sell direct to market, there is a lot more involved. You also have to manage processing, packaging and delivery and think about consumer demand.” (read more)
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